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Youth & Community Work Minor

Connecting young people to community.

In a world of rapid economic, social, and technological change, the minor in Youth and Community Work provides a strong and interdisciplinary approach for gaining applicable knowledge, developing necessary skills, and cultivating empathy for young people and their community-based needs. The minor provides students with course work that addresses the skills necessary to work in recreational programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other related positions in community centers, schools, churches and other non-profits. Students will gain knowledge about the need for youth to be connected to meaningful community experiences, the expertise needed to work effectively with diverse groups, and basic knowledge about the experiences and needs of young people. Students will also have experience in applying what they are learning in a real-world setting.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.